Acton Bridge, The Swing Bridge c.1965

Memories of Acton Bridge


My memories of Acton Bridge go back to the mid 1950s and early 1960s. The picture of boats at Acton Bridge Cruising Club takes me back to my teenage days. We had a boat called 'Scampi' which was a 32-foot ex-Norwegian lifeboat. It was our family boat.  It was kept initially on the Mersey at Wallasey Dock, (...Read full memory)

My nanna and grandad Noden lived at Island Cottage. Grandad was a bridgekeeper along with Jack Powell and Syd Bebbington at Acton swing bridge from 1945-1960. There was an enormous flood in 1946 when my grandparents were the first to be rescued. The water rose over 12and a half feet.  A Bulldog Drummond film had its (...Read full memory)

Hello Laurie My dad had the boat 'Jan' - I still see Roger & Jean from time to time. We still have a boat on the Weaver at AB, and she is called 'Triton'. I have a brother called Peter and my parents were called Peter & Mary - but can you remember my name? I once went out with you just to confuse you further. am now the Hon Sec at AB!! Hope to hear from you soon.

My parents also had a boat down at AB called 'Jan' which was moored outside the cottage. The cottage was lived in when my parents bought the boat, but then the husband (Mr Noden I think) died and his wife moved to Weaverham (again I think). We have good memories of the club - rowing (...Read full memory)

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